MQTT Promotes Standards, Interoperability on IoT

Patricio Robles, April 18th, 2014

Last week MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) provided developers with a signal that it may be emerging as the de facto protocol for the IoT. This validation comes in the light of positive MQTT Interoperability Test Day results that were published by the host of the event: The Eclipse Foundation and the Eclipse IoT Working Group.


API Providers Urged to Agree on an Open API Definition

Mark Boyd, March 27th, 2014

In a keynote at this morning’s program of the API Strategy and Practice conference in Amsterdam, Webshell founder Mehdi Medjaoui urged API providers to “take a leap of faith” and agree on an open API definition that can be shared across the industry.


Today in APIs: Readyforce Launches HackerHub, and 10 New APIs

Eric Carter, March 19th, 2014

Readyforce has announced a single hub for companies to discover, sponsor, and connect with student-run hackathons: HackerHub. W3C has published a working draft of a Clipboard API. Plus, the debate over an open government and APIs continues and 10 new APIs.


W3C Launches a Draft NFC API

Eric Carter, February 6th, 2014

At the end of last month, W3C published a draft NFC API. As a leading authority on developing Web standards, I found it interesting that W3C had dedicated time and resources to NFC technology. NFC certainly received significant hype when it first showed up in consumer devices; however, since its initial 15 minutes of fame, many have questioned the viability, need, and long-term possibilities of NFC as a mainstream technology. Accordingly, I reached out to the W3C Team Contact for the NFC Working Group, Dave Raggett.


Today in APIs: OneRoof Energy Launches API Library, and 12 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 31st, 2014

OneRoof Energy has released a residential solar API library. Plus, W3C releases draft NFC API and 12 new APIs.


NFL.com Calls Fantasy Football API Play

Michael Vizard, January 31st, 2014

Fantasy football leagues have added a new dimension to watching National Football League (NFL) games. In fact, fantasy football has become so popular that NFL.com is applying its considerable online resources to make sure that fantasy football is played on its own site rather than on any of a hundred others.


NFL Drafts APIs Into Action for 2014 Playoffs

Michael Vizard, January 17th, 2014

Given the rabid nature of most of their fan base, professional football teams were among the first organizations to see the value of developing mobile applications to get closer to those fans. The problem for most teams now is the stadium WiFi experience they provide to their most loyal fans leaves much to be desired.


The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power Smart Cities

Mark Boyd, January 8th, 2014

A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.


40 New APIs: Data.gov, SportTracks, and Instantor

Melody Clark, January 5th, 2014

This week, we had 40 new APIs added to our API directory including an application management service, an event and ticketing management service, and an IP address monitoring service. We also explored the hottest contenders for open data in 2014.


Today in APIs: Snapchat’s User phone Numbers Published, and 15 New APIs

Greg Bates, January 2nd, 2014

Snapchat’s 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers may have been published. Why API delivery is more important than application delivery. Plus: single sign on APIs and integration merge, and 15 new APIs.


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